Government House, Antigua and Barbuda

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Coordinates: 17°07′22″N 61°50′26″W / 17.122879°N 61.840572°W / 17.122879; -61.840572

Government House, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda, is the official residence as well as office of the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda. It was built in the 17th Century Colonial style with Georgian architecture and extensive gardens. The residence is not open to the public.

History[edit]

An earlier Government House was attacked and burnt to the ground in 1710, when the unpopular governor, Colonel Daniel Parke was killed.[1]

In was not until after 1800 that a proposal for the construction of a new Government House was slated, by Lord Londonderry.[2] Before this the Governor had resided in rented homes. Unfortunately, this stately home fell into disrepair but today[when?], a private society (along the government) raised funds to have the building restored.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Flannigan, Mrs. (1844). Antigua and the Antiguans: a full account of the colony and its inhabitants. London: Saunders and Otley. pp. 74–79. 
  2. ^ Flannigan, Mrs. (1844). Antigua and the Antiguans: a full account of the colony and its inhabitants. London: Saunders and Otley. p. 88.